CANPASS

CANPASS is a suite of programs that speed up border crossings for frequent, low-risk, pre-approved travellers from the United States into Canada, and in the case of CANPASS Air, from anywhere in the world when entering Canada.

Important notice: In the event of a postal service disruption, you may experience delays when submitting a paper application form by mail or in receiving your respective membership card. [Learn more]

Validity and cost

Program Fee Valid for
CANPASS Air Can$50 One year
CANPASS - Corporate Aircraft Can$40 Five years
CANPASS - Private Aircraft Can$40 Five years
CANPASS - Private Boats Can$40 Five years

You must pay using Visa, MasterCard and American Express, or send a certified cheque or money order in Canadian funds payable to the Receiver General for Canada. Do not send cash.

Choose the mode of CANPASS that best suits you

Air travel

If you are travelling by air, there are three different CANPASS programs available to you.

Marine travel

Do you travel by private pleasure boat? If so, the CANPASS – Private Boats program for marine travel could be for you.

July 19, 2016, to August 19, 2016: Public consultation for suggested regulatory amendments

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to its Regulations from July 19, 2016, to August 19, 2016. More information.

Flying to Canada? Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA.

CANPASS members who are also lawful permanent residents of the U.S. (Green Card holders) are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when flying to or transiting through Canada. U.S. and Canadian citizens are exempted.

Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. Find answers to your questions about the leniency period.

You do not need an eTA when you enter by land or sea.

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